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Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP fields Anurag Thakur from Hamirpur, Jayant Sinha gets Hazaribagh

BJP's Central Election Committee secretary and Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 23, 2019, 09.29 PM (IST)

A day after releasing its first list of 184 candidates, the Central Election Committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday released its 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th lists of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.

The party announced the names of 48 candidates. The list was announced by Union Minister JP Nadda during a press conference in New Delhi. 

The list was released by BJP's Central Election Committee secretary and Union Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda here at a press conference. Out of 48 candidates, two are from Goa, 15 from Madhya Pradesh, 15 from Gujarat, 10 from Jharkhand, 4 from Himachal Pradesh and two from Karnataka. BJP MP Janardan Mishra will contest from Madhya Pradesh`s Reva while MP Rakesh Singh from Jabalpur.

The BJP has fielded former BCCI President Anurag Thakur from Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur, Suresh Kashyap from Shimla, Kishan Kapoor from Kangra.

Among those contesting from Jharkhand include Sunil Soren from Dumka, Nishikant Dubey from Godda, and Pashupati Nath Singh from Dhanbad.

The BJP will support Sumalatha as the independent candidate from Karnataka`s Mandya.BJP also released its list of six candidates legislative assembly bye-polls in Gujarat and Goa candidates.

In Goa, BJP has fielded Dayanand Raghunath Sopte will contest from Mandrem, Joushua Peter Desouza from Mapusa and Subhash Ankush Shirodkar from Siroda.

Three Candidates each for the legislative assembly of Gujarat and Goa bye-polls were also announced. 

Parsotambhai Sabariya (Dhrangradhra) Raghavjibhai Patel (Jamnagar Rural) and Javaharabhai Chavda (Manavadar) will contest bye-polls in Gujarat. 

The seven-phase of 17th Lok Sabha elections in the country are slated to begin on April 11 and will go on till May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

(With inputs from ANI)

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The BJP has fielded former BCCI President Anurag Thakur from Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur, Suresh Kashyap from Shimla, Kishan Kapoor from Kangra.